Separation and Isolation of Materials

SKU: LTSEI00CENDuration: 60 Minutes

Equipment and safe procedures for separating and isolating materials using various methods are covered in this course. The basic principles and operation of a simple distillation apparatus are discussed, and gravity filtration and vacuum filtration setups and procedures are demonstrated. The course also explains the basics of extraction and describes extraction equipment and procedures. Finally, the course explains and describes a crystallization procedure.

Course Details


Training Time: 60 minutes

Compatibility: Desktop Only

Based on: Industry Standards and Best Practices

Languages: English

Learning Objectives

  • Describe how a solvent is evaporated from a solution.
  • Identify the parts and describe the basic operation of a rotary evaporator.
  • Identify the parts of a simple distillation apparatus.
  • Describe how simple distillation can be used to remove a solvent from a solute.
  • Describe a setup and procedure for performing a simple distillation.
  • Describe the operation of a fractional distillation setup.
  • Describe differences between vacuum distillation and atmospheric distillation.
  • Describe a setup and procedure for performing a gravity filtration.
  • Describe a setup and procedure for performing a vacuum filtration.
  • List the basic requirements for an extraction.
  • Describe a setup and procedure for using a separator funnel to perform an extraction.
  • Describe several methods that can be used to break up emulsions.
  • Describe a setup and procedure for performing a crystallization.
  • Describe ways that crystallization can be induced.
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